Piecing together beautiful scraps to create clever, practical items ~ sharing dreams, ideas, and stories
Monday, August 19, 2013
Wow, a busy
week completed and another already started here at Casa Ireland.
Even with normal housework, appointments, mowing two yards, and
checking on my mama, I found time for a few extras.
First, for our anniversary my
sweetheart bought me a fabulous tiger oak sideboard at a local
antique mall. The label says Home Furniture Company, East York, PA.
There's no date but I'm thinking early 1920's. They manufactured oak
dining furniture from 1898 to 1928, when they changed to radio
cabinets and bedroom suites. It is exactly what I was looking for
and matches my other tiger oak pieces perfectly. I love the detail
on the doors!
Getting a new
piece of furniture means rearranging...not only the room where it
will be, but overflow into other rooms. I had to unload the china
cabinet to move it, which led to cleaning the glass shelves, finding
forgotten treasures, and reorganizing the shelves. I dusted
baseboards and chair rails, swept and swiffered, rehung pictures and
wall décor. I brought in his old Philco radio to sit on the new
sideboard, moved a mirror to the hallway. My dining room sparkles
and looks totally redecorated.
We already have a
house full of stuff, so I donated one old filing cabinet and plan to
sell another piece. I have two boxes of stuff from the kitchen and
dining room ready to go to Goodwill. After dealing with an estate
sale, my plan is to simplify and purge our household items. This
year and from now on, the one in, one out (maybe two out) rule
will apply to nearly everything. My fabric and his electronics are
excluded, of course.
By the way, I know
that the current trend is not brown furniture. I don't follow trends, I use what I like. I decorate for my own happiness, pleasure